Brandon Riesenbeck

In 2017, I blew up all of my bridges and moved to Yellowstone National Park. Beautiful life-altering chaos ensued, and I quickly found the perspective I had been searching for. I hike to keep that perspective.

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A Really Big Sky: Thru-Hike Prep in the Northern Rockies

A Really Big Sky: Thru-Hike Prep in the Northern Rockies

What started out as an arduous slog through several inches of fresh snow has become something else. I'm practically sprinting now. Powder is flying

Dec 13, 2018 : Brandon Riesenbeck
Extra Weight: Battling Depression on the Trail

Extra Weight: Battling Depression on the Trail

We are about 15 minutes into our conversation when the words tumble out of my mouth:"I'm going to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail."I can

Dec 9, 2018 : Brandon Riesenbeck
The Letter, to be Read at the End

The Letter, to be Read at the End

­Hey there.First of all, I want you to know that you're absolutely not a failure for reading this. I'm serious. It doesn't matter if you're

Dec 5, 2018 : Brandon Riesenbeck
Full Measure: The Road to Campo

Full Measure: The Road to Campo

April 11, 2017 I wake from a light sleep almost two hours before the alarm on my phone is set to go off. I'm not surprised by this. Anticipation has

Dec 3, 2018 : Brandon Riesenbeck